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Shane Victorino to 'miss little time' due to back issue
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is expected to "miss little time" due to a back injury, general manager Ben Cherington told reporters, per NESN on Thursday.

Victorino was removed from Wednesday's game because of the injury. The GM said that his time off will be used to get Yoenis Cespedes acclimated to right field, Allen Craig to left field. Victorino owns a .268/.303/.382 slash line with two home runs and 12 RBI in 123 at-bats.

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Tigers make few roster moves after loss to White Sox
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Tigers have announced a pair of roster moves following Thursday's game against the
White Sox, the Detroit Free Press reports. They sent reliever Ian Krol down to Triple-A Toledo and recalled Patrick McCoy from the same affiliate.

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Scott Elbert sent outright to Triple-A
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Dodgers pitcher Scott Elbert has been outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque after clearing waivers, MLB.com reports. Elbert was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday and immediately designated him for assignment.

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Matt Cain 'checks out fine' with Dr. James Andrews
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Giants pitcher Matt Cain visited with Dr. James Andrews about his ailing right elbow and "checked out fine," according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area on Thursday. Andrews gave the team his recommendation on the loose bodies in Cain's elbow, so a decision on his status should come soon.

Cain has been sidelined since July 9 and could be in danger of missing the remainder of the season.

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J.D. Martinez picks up momentum with big game Thursday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The slump experienced by Tigers surprising outfielder J.D. Martinez is apparently over. He homered, singled, walked and scored twice Thursday in a defeat to the White Sox.

Martinez has rebounded from a 4-for-30 slide to slam five hits and score four runs in the last three games. He still boasts an impressive .325/.363/.605 this season.

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Torii Hunter slams 15th homer in Thursday loss
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Tigers veteran outfielder Torii Hunter continued to sizzle Thursday against the White Sox with his third home run in nine games.

Hunter blasted off in the third inning and added a single, walk and hit-by-pitch. He was not retired until the last out of the game. Hunter has six hits with four runs scored in his last three games combined.

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Jason Lane outrighted to Triple-A
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Padres outrighted pitcher Jason Lane to Triple-A El Paso Thursday, two days after he was designated for assignment.

Lane appeared in three games for the Padres, allowing just one run in 10 1/3 innings while going 0-1.  

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Jake Petricka remains on roll by shutting down Detroit
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Right-hander Jake Petricka continued to cement his hold on the closer role for the White Sox with a fine appearance Thursday in Detroit.

Petricka yielded only an infield single to Miguel Cabrera in a shutout inning for his seventh save. He closed it out by enducing Torii Hunter, who had yet to be retired, to ground out.

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Taylor Teagarden clears waivers, sent to Triple-A
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Mets catcher Taylor Teagarden cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas, ESPN New York reports. Teagarden was rehabbing in the minors after landing on the bi-league disabled list on July 22 with a strained left hamstring.

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Adam Eaton fills up stat book in defeat of Tigers
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Leadoff hitter Adam Eaton played the role of offensive hero in a White Sox victory in Detroit on Thursday.

Eaton singled three times, scored twice, drove in two and put the cherry on top with a stolen base. He has 15 hits in his last 34 at-bats and a seven-game hitting streak as his stat line on the year has improved to .296/.362/.390.

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